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Making-Healthy-Choices e-Zine #025 - Why I've been Gone for 2 Months
October 04, 2013


(October 2013 Issue #025 from

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"The act of dying is one of the acts of life." - Marcus Aurelius

Where Have I Been for 2 Months

I apologize for being absent from sending out these e-zines for the past 2 months. And I want to take some time today to explain to you why I have been absent from adding content to the website, making posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and sending out these monthly letters to you.

At the beginning of August my beautiful beautiful Mother-in-law began the process of preparing to pass. I always look to my elders for teachings about life and this wonderful woman reminded me much of how to live with a positive, loving and forgiving attitude. And, in her passing she continues to teach me. She went through the process of dying with amazing grace (and aptly we chose the song Amazing Grace to play during her funeral). For as long as I am here I will be grateful for and embracing what she taught me about how to live well and how to die well.

We spent more than a month away from home with her and with our family and no matter what else happens to me in this lifetime, those last moments with her will remain one of the most tender and amazing times of my life.

Lessons, Reminders and Awakenings from this time:

  • Accept what comes to you with grace.

  • Forgive yourself and others.

  • Being there to support another as they pass is one of the most precious things you can do in this life.

  • Family (not only those related by blood but all that are your Family) are your greatest treasure, treat them well and deepen your connections any chance you get. 

  • Be clear on priorities. Work, meetings, other engagements/commitments can wait when you are called towards these very special life and death moments. Just do what you need to do and all else will fall into place when it needs to.
  • Rest and eat well the best you can. This looks different from moment to moment and is always about doing your best. During this time I tried to give myself and my husband as many high nutrient foods as I easily could - we did things like powdered green drinks, store bought green drinks, whole food supplements like camu camu vitamin C capsules, spirulina and chlorella capsules.

  • Breathe deeply often.

  • Pray and continually send out healing intentions and energy to the dying, to yourself and to all around you.

  • Accept the love from all around you.
  • Pay attention to what is happening, death is a very important and special part of life. The person leaving is showing you how it is done, they are helping you to prepare for your own and others' passings.
  • Smile and laugh as you celebrate the wonderment and miracle of their life. The family that my husband, John, was born into are a truly amazing tribe that continue to make one another laugh and smile right alongside with their deepest grief.
  • As one precious soul passes on, remember to cherish the ones you are still here with. Become closer to them, truly connect with them, cry and laugh with them.
  • LOVE … always LOVE!

Once we returned to our home we had just 2 weeks left to pack up our entire life, put things in storage, move out of our apartment, get our backpacks ready, John to finish his last days at his job and to catch our plane...

Leaving 9-5 Behind - Where are We Now

When one works 40+ hours a week there isn't much time left to concentrate on your personal passions, life goals … your life purpose.

John and I decided to break from this more scheduled type of life and to do things more on our own schedule.

I have been travelling and living this way since 1996 when I first left Canada to move to Japan. And now together with John we have just landed in Thailand.

These first few days have been all about decompressing, processing and resting after those last couple of very busy months (busy on a physical and emotional level). As we move forward we look forward to taking things one day at a time and enjoying every single moment.

I plan to share much more about exactly how we manage to do this type of life and, in the meantime, please check out the page I just wrote about WHY I TRAVEL.

Looking Forward to the FGW Retreat and My Detox Webinar

The 2013 Finding the Guru Within (FGW) retreat is almost here! In just a few days, John and I will make our way from Bangkok to the northern region of Thailand called Chiang Mai where, together with Earl Talbot, I will be facilitating people through their FGW retreat experience.

I have been honored to be a part of facilitating this retreat in the past and it is truly a life changing week for those that attend.

We will do a 3.5 day detox away from solid food to give our bodies a chance to physically, spiritually and emotionally detox before diving deeper into our own thought patterns and belief systems. I am so excited about this upcoming week! This is the stuff that life is about - truly and authentically connecting with yourself, others and the world around you!

If this type of thing interests you, we would love to have you join us on our next retreat.

Also if you are interested or have questions about detox, I warmly invite you to have a listen to this free DETOX WEBINAR that I recently did with Jon Gabriel.

Detox Webinar

Dream big everyone … and never underestimate the power you possess to turn your dreams into your reality!!

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Next month: More quick and easy Holistic Health Tips and Information.

Until then, make healthy choices and be well,


Nadia Harper RHN
Holistic Nutritionist and Health Advisor
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